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|Mother Jones Radio 06-03-19: Iraq Update; Consumer's Fish Guide; Stopping the Next Jack Abramoff - Mother Jones Radio|
Iraq correspondent David Enders says that as Iraq disintegrates, some locals believe the U.S. caused the chaos on purpose. "Just as we seem to think of Al Qaeda and other movements as entirely nihilistic, I think people here begin to see Americans in very much the same light." Plus, Common Cause president Chellie Pingree has a plan to reform lobbying and prevent the next Jack Abramoff. But it will require lawmakers to give up big perks...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; al-qaeda; environment; iraq; nihilism; Jack Abramoff; scandal; corruption
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|Mother Jones Radio 06-02-05: How Will Hamas' Election Affect the Middle East? - Mother Jones Radio|
What effect will the election of Hamas have on Israeli-Palestinian relations? History-savvy progressives Robert Dreyfuss and Mark LeVine disagree sharply on whether Hamas can work for peace. We'll also get recovery updates from New Orelans and Pakistan. Terry O'Connor, editor-in-chief of the New Orelans Publishing Group, gives us tentatively hopeful news about the city. Shaheen Chughtai, senior media officer with relief organization Oxfam International, checks in from Pakistan, where earthquake ...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; hamas; israel; military; pakistan; palestine; state of the union
|Mother Jones Radio 05-10-02: A Few Bad Apples? Detainee Abuse in Iraq - Mother Jones Radio|
Is detainee abuse committed by a handful of soldiers, or is it a widespread problem in the military? Some military insiders say it's commonplace, and have gone public with the help of Human Rights Watch. We talk to HRW's senior military analyst, Marc Garlasco, who before 2003 spent seven years at the Pentagon as an intelligence analyst. Garlasco tells the story of three army officers who witnessed prisoner abuse, including the breaking of a detainee's legs with a baseball bat...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; detainees; military; pentagon; rights; scotus; torture; John Roberts; Supreme Court
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|Mother Jones Radio 2006-09-24: The Future of the Republican Party; Veterans for Iraq Withdrawal - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we look at dissent within the Republican party and the military. First up, Republican leadership is divided over torture and the Geneva Conventions. Human Rights Watch's Joanne Mariner helps us sort out which congressional Republicans have stood up against the Bush administration's torture policies -- and why. "I think it's very relevant that the three Republicans who are fighting the Bush administration's approach are the three Republicans with probably the closest ties to the milita...
Keywords: Republican; Geneva Conventions; Human Rights; Bush; Iraq; Democrats; congress
|Mother Jones Radio 06-04-09: Daily Kos; Immigration; Do Liberals Dominate Higher Ed? - Mother Jones Radio|
Markos Moulitasa Zuniga, the blogger behind Daily Kos, wants to boot out the "ineffective" Democratic Party establishment. We talk with one of the most popular progressive bloggers about his vision for a new movement: one "of the netroots, the grassroots, the unorthodox labor unions, the maverick big donors." Plus, conservative author David Horowitz debates Mark LeVine, who he calls one of the "most dangerous professors in America." Horowitz's new book attacks the dominance of progressives in ac...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; democratic party; iraq; mexico; tom delay; unions
|Mother Jones Radio 06-06-18: Live from the Take Back America Conference - Mother Jones Radio|
What happens when 3000 leading progressives come together? We give you the answer, broadcasting from the Take Back America conference in Washington, DC. Host Angie Coiro speaks with insiders who have their fingers on the pulse of today's progressive movement. Progressive Majority leader Gloria Totten makes an argument for why liberals shouldn't give up on the Democrats. Sunlight Foundation director Ellen Miller tells us how corruption is changing voters' attitudes about the fall elections...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; democrats; progressive; liberal; election
|Mother Jones Radio 06-07-09: Soldiers Against the War; America's Embryo Glut - Mother Jones Radio|
Increasing number of American soldiers are speaking out against the Iraq war. Peter Laufer talks about his new book, "Mission Rejected," which tells the stories of some of those soldiers. Also, artifical reproductive technologies have created a glut of unused frozen embryos -- 500,000 and rising. What should parents and the medical establishment do with them? Mother Jones correspondent Liza Mundy investigates...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; Iraq; embryo
|Mother Jones Radio 05-08-07: The Right-Wing BS Machine - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we take a critical look at BS in politics and in our daily lives. Angie talks first to New York Times columnist Paul Krugman about the BS surrounding the Karl Rove investigation. He tells us he's learned that "if you say two plus two equals four, and that happens to be inconvenient for the Bush administration, then instantly you are a villain, a partisan hack and probably corrupt, and have questionable sexual practices." Next, Angie talks to Laura Penny, the author of "Your Call is Im...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; cartoons; karl rove; Paul Krugman; New York Times; Mark Fiore
|Mother Jones Radio: Morey Meniscus - Mother Jones Radio|
If you like your news served up like fast-food Nuggets, Morey's Minute is sure to satisfy. Host Morey Meniscus (Yes, you've seen his byline in WeekTime magazine) is keenly aware that his next big scoop might be just around the corner, whether he knows it or not. With an established insider status that could only come from years of work as a cog in the Washington press machine, Morey has truly earned his reputation as a Mainstream reporter with a capital M! Yessir, when Morey approaches the beast...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; politics; Morey; Meniscus
|Mother Jones Radio 06-04-02: Hurricane Katrina Recovery: Stories of Hope - Mother Jones Radio|
What does it take to recover from Katrina? Leadership, fortitude, and maybe the skills you pick up playing Grand Theft Auto. "We simply took over warehouses, broke into them, hot-wired people's forklifts and started unloading trucks left and right," says Connie Moran, the mayor of tiny Ocean Spring, Mississippi. Plus, we talk with Malik Rahim, founder of a community health clinic that sprung up in the wake of the hurricane, serving poor residents for free...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; grand theft auto; hurricane; katrina; new orleans
|Mother Jones Radio 05-07-03: The Future of Labor - Mother Jones Radio|
This long Fourth of July weekend, we give thanks to the labor movement for bringing us weekends and holidays. But have today's unions lost all their power? Angie Coiro talks to journalist JoAnn Wypijewski, who writes about the labor movement's current crisis in the July/August issue of Mother Jones. Former UAW executive board member Jerry Tucker tells us why a much-ballyhooed shakeup at the AFL-CIO might just be "rearranging deck chairs on a ship that may or may not be sinking." International Lo...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; labor movement; unions; AFL-CIO; UAW; Longshoremen; workaholic
|Mother Jones Radio 06-07-02: Empire-building in Iran, Republican gay-bashing . . . - Mother Jones Radio|
Mother Jones contributor Robert Dreyfuss argues that the Bush administration's conflict with Iran has little to do with nukes, and a lot to do with empire-building. "You have to wonder why the Middle East is always the center of so much attention when it's such a big world out there. It *might* have something to do with the fact that two-thirds of the world's oil comes from the Persian Gulf." Next, Rolling Stone contributing editor Tim Dickinson says that Bush's support of an anti-gay marriage a...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; election; media; gay marriage; Iran
|Mother Jones Radio 06-02-26: Last Days of the Ocean - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we debut our special coverage on the future of the world's oceans. We talk with Julia Whitty, whose article "Fate of the Ocean" shows how humans are pushing seas to the brink. Whitty weighs in on what humans can do to reverse the massive ecological changes we've put in place. Plus, how did Achmed Chalabi con the New York Times into believing Saddam was training foreign fighters to hijack airplanes? He presented them with a defecting Iraqi "general" -- who turns out to be a complete fa...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; environment; hijack; iraq
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|Mother Jones Radio 06-02-12: A Diplomatic Solution to Iran's Nuclear Ambitions - Mother Jones Radio|
What's the real story on Iran's nuclear ambitions? Former United Nations weapons inspector David Albright takes the threat very seriously. "How many countries are going to fall on their sword to get a nuclear power plant?" he asks. However, Albright also says there's still time for a solution based on diplomacy rather than military intervention. Plus, your occasional sleepless nights have become a jackpot for drug companies...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; UN; capitalism; david albright; drug companies; military; nuclear power; pentagon
|Mother Jones Radio: 2006 Take Back America Conference - Mother Jones Radio|
Check out our interviews with Michael Kazin on populism, Mark Levine on net neutrality, and Amy Sullivan on progressive evangelicals. Plus, listen as our own Angie Coiro co-hosts the Peter B. Collins Show on day one and day two of the conference.
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; politics; progressive
|Mother Jones Radio 06-01-01: Mother Jones Radio's "Best of 2005" - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we hear the best of Mother Jones Radio from 2005. We chat with "first lady of the press" Helen Thomas and science writer Chris Mooney. They tackle mainstream media’s shoddy political and science coverage. We also hear from FDA whistleblower David Graham, who government officials told to be quiet when he found that Vioxx raised heart attack risks. Plus, we get a warning from writer John Sugg about the Christian reconstruction movement, which wants the U.S...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; politics; Christian; FDA
|Mother Jones Radio 05-12-25: A Mother Jones Christmas - Mother Jones Radio|
On Christmas day, Mother Jones Radio brings you a touch of sanity in the midst of your holiday craziness. Join us for a sermon from Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping; a righteous gift list from political satirist Will Durst; and a Mother Jones glimpse of American spending and giving with editor Clara Jeffery. Also, we'll hear from the nation's first lobbyist for athiests, Lori Lipman Brown, and from the president of the Center for the New American Dream, Betsy Taylor...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; american dream; christmas; political satire
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|Mother Jones Radio Broadcast 05-08-21: Iraq's Missing Nuclear Scientists - Mother Jones Radio|
The Iraqi scientists from Saddam Hussein's nuclear and biological weapons programs posed a huge risk to international safety after Saddam's fall. So why did the Bush administration refuse to track down the scientists after the 2003 invasion of Iraq? Mother Jones reports that all but three of Saddam's top 200-some nuclear scientists are missing. Mother Jones Radio interviews Dr. Mahdi Obeidi, the "mastermind of Saddam Hussein's former nuclear centrifuge program," and the only Iraqi nuclear scient...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; biological weapons; bush; david albright; iraq; saddam hussein
|Mother Jones Radio 05-11-27: Iraq Update: The U.S. Military's Use of Chemical Weapons - Mother Jones Radio|
No matter what the administration says, it is using chemical weapons in Iraq, including white phosphorus. Another U.S. weapon in Iraq is so vicious the victims are buried in shoeboxes, says our Iraq correspondent David Enders. Also, documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald says the tide may be turning against Wal-Mart. Even small, conservative towns are voting the predatory giant out. Leo Hindery, author of "It Takes a CEO," explains how other large retailers are doing a better job of treating the...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; chemical weapons; iraq; wal-mart; white phosphorous
|Mother Jones Radio 05-08-14: Soldiers and Families Protest the War - Mother Jones Radio|
Finally, military families' protest against the Iraq war has moved into the headlines. One bereaved mother camped out near George Bush's Texas ranch has helped focus attention on families' dissatisfaction with the war. Does Cindy Sheehan's protest in Crawford mean a turning point for America? Mother Jones Radio talks to Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-California), gets a live update from Baghdad correspondent David Enders, and checks in with veterans and military families who oppose the war...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; iraq; military; Cindy Sheehan; anti-war
|Mother Jones Radio 06-07-30: John Dean; "Back-Door" Tax Cuts for the Rich; Christian Rock - Mother Jones Radio|
John Dean gained fame as the former Nixon legal counsel who became the star witness in the Watergate prosecution. Now he's back in the spotlight with a new book that claims the Republican party is being run by extremist "conservatives without conscience." Dean tells why he's optimistic that the party can move back to the center. Also, the IRS is slashing the number of auditors who work on gift and estate taxes -- in other words, taxes for the wealthiest Americans...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; blog; politics
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|Mother Jones 05-07-17: London Bombings and the U.S. Minutemen - Mother Jones Radio|
London is attacked from within, and Peter Bergen is not surprised. Over a year ago, the acclaimed Al Qaeda expert told Mother Jones readers that jihadist attacks would be more frequent and worse because of the war in Iraq. This week, he tells about the bombings and what else may be in store. Plus, Washington correspondent Michael Scherer describes his trip to the Arizona border to report on the anti-immigration Minutemen...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; al-qaeda; immigration; iraq; jihad; minutemen; jihad; civil rights; border
|Mother Jones Radio 06-05-21: A Veteran's Critical Look at the War; Corporations' "Hostile Takeover" of the Government; "Medical Racism?" - Mother Jones Radio|
What would you do if you thought your government had been taken over by corporate interests, unaccountable officials, and extremists? We talk to several authors and thinkers who are taking on the current state of corruption. Iraq war veteran Paul Reickhoff talks about "Chasing Ghosts," which details how his experience in Baghdad led him to conclude that America's mission in Iraq was deeply flawed. Michael Newman explains "Teaching Defiance," which argues that education and activism are inextrica...
Keywords: Mother Jones Radio; corporate; extremists; corruption; Baghdad; Government; racism; Iraq; Africa
|9/11 Anniversary; Military Contractors; A is for Afro - Mother Jones Radio|
On the fifth anniversary of 9/11, are we really making progress against terrorism? We speak with Matt Brzezinski, author of "Fortress America: An Inside Look at the Coming Surveillance State," about the Bush administration's mixed record on fighting terrorism. Plus, if George Bush won't enact emission caps to fight global warming, Arnold Schwarzenegger will. The Union of Concerned Scientists' Jason Mark looks into how the state of California is stepping up to fight global warming -- without the ...
Keywords: terrorism; Bush; Schwarzenegger; global warming; military contractors; Chicago
|Mother Jones Radio 06-01-08: Bush's "Warrantless Wiretaps": Why Did the Times Delay the Story's Publication? - Mother Jones Radio|
David Brock of press watchdog Media Matters turns a critical eye on the New York Times. Since the Times broke the story of the Bush administration's warrantless wiretaps, almost no one's been happy. Conservatives like Ann Coulter call the paper the "Treason Times;" progressives question why the story wasn't released sooner. Who's right? And what's the inside story behind the paper's decision to hold the scoop? Also, Republican congressman Walter B...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; wiretap; Bush; Iraq
|Mother Jones Radio 06-06-25: Rep. John Conyers, "The War Tapes"; "Hotel Rwanda" Subject's New Book - Mother Jones Radio|
This week's show: Representative John Conyers talks to us about Iraq and political corruption. With the bribery charges swirling around Democratic Rep. William Jefferson, can the Democrats continue to claim the political high road? Next, we meet Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager whose story inspired the movie "Hotel Rwanda." He weighs in about his new book and the current situation in Darfur. Plus: The directors of "The War Tapes" gave cameras to five American soldiers serving in Iraq, tellin...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; Iraq; politics; Darfur
|Lebanon Update; Faulty Iran Intelligence; Emergency Contraception - Mother Jones Radio|
Independent journalist Dahr Jamail is reporting for Mother Jones from southern Lebanon. He talks with us about the latest political developments in the current Middle East conflict, and tells us what things look like on the ground. Also, is the Bush administration looking for good intelligence on Iran -- or for faulty intelligence that will support an invasion? We talk to Laura Rozen, whose recent article exposed how several U.S...
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|Neocons and Iran; Ocean "Dead Zones"; Top 50 Progressive Songs - Mother Jones Radio|
Who wants to invade Iran? Joe Cirincione of the Center for American Progress says the neoconservatives want to, but he doesn't think they'll succeed: "I don't believe that the neocons for all their big bluster, for all their big lie techniques, are going to be able to do to us what they did in 2001 and 2003." Plus, Suellen Miller says a simple, $150 device can save the lives of thousands of women around the world who are at risk from dying during childbirth...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; blog; politics; Iran; women; global warming; progressive
|Mother Jones Radio: Full Audio of Debate Between Richard Pombo and Pete McClosky - Mother Jones Radio|
Full Audio of Debate Between Richard Pombo and Pete McClosky. Date recorded: May 15, 2006.
Keywords: debate; Richard Pombo; Pete McClosky; California; Congress
|Mother Jones Radio: Lakoff - Mother Jones Radio|
An 18-minute interview with linguist George Lakoff, author of "Whose Freedom?: The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea." This is a longer version of the interview originally broadcast on Mother Jones Radio's July 23, 2006 show.
|Mother Jones Radio 06-04-30: Rising Gas Prices; 200 Years of Human Rights; Chemical Weapons Disposal - Mother Jones Radio|
"End of Oil" author Paul Roberts talks about rising oil and gas prices, and what they mean for consumers and politicians. Are cheap oil prices ever coming back? "No," he says bluntly. "We'll see prices spike and probably drop occasionally, but the average price of oil is very likely going to remain much higher than it's been for the past two decades." Plus, we speak with Craig Williams, one of the winners of the 2006 Goldman environmental awards...
Keywords: Mother Jones Radio; Oil; peak oil; environmental; chemical weapons; immigrants
|Mother Jones Radio 05-10-30: America's Least Wanted: Does the Government Want the Poor Back in New Orleans? - Mother Jones Radio|
Does the federal government want lower-class black residents back in New Orleans? If so, where's their housing? Why are the rebuilding jobs going to Texas laborers working for Texas corporations? Why cut Medicare and Medicaid now, with evacuees already living on the edge? We hear from Roger Hickey, co-director of the Campaign for America's Future, and Bishop Sam Butler, who along with his wife and congregation renovated their former church building into a shelter for New Orleans families...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; drug war; evacuees; federal government; marijuana; medicaid; medicare; new orleans; political satire
|Mother Jones Radio 05-08-28: Testing the Power of the Courts - Mother Jones Radio|
This week on Mother Jones Radio fill in hosts Peter Laufer and Mother Jones publisher Jay Harris take a look at a fascinating lawsuit, New York City vs. gun maufacturers. The city claims gun manufacturers are lookig the other way ignoring sleezy dealers who peddle weapons to criminals. And we check in with a Blackfoot hero, a woman intent on righting wrongs that cost Indians $176 billion. Mother Jones Radio interviews Michael Elkin, lead attorney of New York v...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; gun manufacturers; Indians; government
|Mother Jones Radio 05-12-04: New Ways to Keep Big Bucks out of Politics - Mother Jones Radio|
This week on Mother Jones Radio, guest hosts Peter Laufer and Mother Jones publisher Jay Harris make campaign finance interesting. How can we get real people like you to run for public office? How can we keep politicians from being tied to special interests? Nick Nyhart, director of Public Campaign, tells us how. Plus, Mother Jones contributor John Sugg gives us a glimpse into the Christian Reconstruction movement, which wants the United States to go back to Old Testament law...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; campaign finance; politicians; Christian
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|Middle East Update; Conservativism's "Funding Father"; Pacifica Radio Archives - Mother Jones Radio|
We begin this week with an update on events in Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East. University of San Francisco politics professor and peace and justice studies chair Stephen Zunes brings us up to date on the latest turmoil, including the assassination of a Christian cabinet minister in Lebanon. Plus, Mother Jones' current issue has a special focus on corporate social responsibility. While some companies are simply "greenwashing" their images by making minor changes to their environmental po...
Keywords: Lebanon; Middle East; greenwashing; corporate social responsibility; Interface; conservatives; Pacifica Radio
|Mother Jones Radio: John Laesch on Terrorism - Mother Jones Radio|
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|Midterm Elections; A New Threat to the U.S. in Iraq?; "Push Polls" - Mother Jones Radio|
This weekend, we look at the upcoming midterm elections -- and what might happen if Democrats take control of the House or Senate. What are the hot races? Who's watching for fraud? And if the Democrats do get a House majority, can they get it together to make a real difference? We talk to Robert Borosage of the Institute for America's Future and Page Gardner of Women's Voices Women Vote. Plus, in Iraq, a prominent Baathist says the resistance is gearing up to hit the U.S...
Keywords: Iraq; Mid-Term Election; voter fraud; Democrats; push poll
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|Mother Jones Radio 06-05-14: Tracking Down Chile's Torturers; the Ethics of Food; Art vs. War - Mother Jones Radio|
Three decades ago, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's "dirty warriors" tortured Hector Salgado. Now he's tracking them down -- with a camera crew. Salgado tells guest host Peter Laufer about his campaign to confront his abusers face-to-face, and the documentary he's making about the process. As he told Mother Jones magaine, "I’m not going there to beat anyone up. I’m not going to destroy anything...
Keywords: Mother Jones Radio; Augusto Pinochet; torture; Iraq; war; Peter Singer; vegan; vegetarian; Bush; CIA